Oppression and democratic centralism

A short response to Alex Callinicos’s Socialist Review article from Shanice McBean. She writes:

It may well be true when the dispute is about who is the editor of a newspaper that the minority ought to back down following a vote. But absolutely not when it comes to rape and women’s oppression… If the version of democratic centralism that the CC wants to “campaign” for allows for the legitimisation of a situation where votes mean we’re expected to postpone or abandon our politics on rape and women’s oppression then that’s not an organisation fit for the purpose of being the tribune of the oppressed.

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